Date: 25th September 2000

"Holy Grail Of Digital Convergence" Reportedly Found

Zhone Communications, which raised a record $500 million from private investors last fall by promising to engineer networking gear that can simultaneously handle telephone, Internet, cable and broadcast TV, and wireless services is due to unveil the equipment on Tuesday. Called the Broadband Access Node (BAN), the unit is described in the current Business Week magazine as representing "the Holy Grail of digital convergence."

Source: Studio Briefing